Mother Nature is captured in all its glory in the top Glanzlichter global photography competition

A family of orangutans, fighting grizzly bears and a meteor in the sand: the nature of the mother is captured in all its glory in the best global photography competition

  • Wild rabbits that jumped into the air between a jet of sand and salamanders were among the photos & # 39; s
  • Amateurs and professionals from 40 countries have taken their best photos for the annual Glanzlichter competition
  • A brown bear pictured staring at a small great tit bird in Slovenia came top in the nature competition
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Wild rabbits leaping into the air, a salamander swimming through a gurgling brook and praying mantis blinking their wings were all selected as winners in the annual Glanzlichter photo competition.

Amateurs and professionals from 40 countries put their best photos to the test by including them in eight categories with a nature theme, which were then considered by jury members for four days.

A brown bear studying a small great tit bird in Slovenia came to the top of the nature competition after photographer Michaela Walch had waited five hours in a hiding place to capture the iconic moment.

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Alexandra Wuensch, from Germany, was first in the Beauty of Plants section for a beautiful photo of an amber tree that loses its colorful leaves in the snow in Düsseldorf.

A colorful photo of a meteor made on the black sands of the Canary Islands was at the top of the Nature as Art section and was taken by Radomir Jakubowski, from Germany.

Heinz Buls, from Germany, took a photo of a bird that landed on a mushroom on an autumn morning to achieve first place in the Artists on Wings category.

While a beautiful picture of wild rabbits leaping into the air, entitled War and Peace, first came into the World of Mammals section and was taken by Csaba Daroczi, from Hungary.

A close-up of a salamander titled Small Dragon helped Egor Nikiforov from Russia take first place in the Diversity of all Animals category.

Other winning photos show giraffes in Kenya, European praying mantis insects balancing on a twig and the morning sun rays over the countryside in Hungary.

Each winner received a prize between € 2500 and € 500 and their photos will now be displayed in galleries, museums and parks in Germany and Italy for the next two years.

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Cute wild rabbits were jumped into the air by photographer Csaba Daroczi from Hungary. This stunning photo came first in the Photos & # 39; s section of world mammals

Cute wild rabbits were jumped into the air by photographer Csaba Daroczi from Hungary. This stunning photo came first in the Photos & # 39; s section of world mammals

A rainbow-colored salamander that quietly swims through a gurgling brook in a Russian forest. It was made by photographer Egor Nikiforov and won first place in the Diversity of all other animals category

A rainbow-colored salamander that quietly swims through a gurgling brook in a Russian forest. It was made by photographer Egor Nikiforov and won first place in the Diversity of all other animals category

A rainbow-colored salamander that quietly swims through a gurgling brook in a Russian forest. It was made by photographer Egor Nikiforov and won first place in the Diversity of all other animals category

Two adult European praying mantis spread their arms and wings in a colorful display of threats in Cyprus. This photo, which came first in the Moments in Nature category, was taken by Hasan Baglar

Two adult European praying mantis spread their arms and wings in a colorful display of threats in Cyprus. This photo, which came first in the Moments in Nature category, was taken by Hasan Baglar

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Two adult European praying mantis spread their arms and wings in a colorful display of threats in Cyprus. This photo, which came first in the Moments in Nature category, was taken by Hasan Baglar

A mother orangutan peeks around the corner for the time being to check if the coast is safe in Borneo, while her baby gently clings to her back in Borneo. Their faces were also reflected in the water surface. This photo was taken by the 17-year-old Italian Riccardo Marchegiani and has won the Junior Award

A mother orangutan peeks around the corner for the time being to check if the coast is safe in Borneo, while her baby gently clings to her back in Borneo. Their faces were also reflected in the water surface. This photo was taken by the 17-year-old Italian Riccardo Marchegiani and has won the Junior Award

A mother orangutan peeks around the corner for the time being to check if the coast is safe in Borneo, while her baby gently clings to her back in Borneo. Their faces were also reflected in the water surface. This photo was taken by the 17-year-old Italian Riccardo Marchegiani and has won the Junior Award

Two brown bears were broken with a big disagreement in Finland by photographer Jari Heikkinen, who has been taking beautiful photos of nature for 40 years. This won the Fritz Poelking Award

Two brown bears were broken with a big disagreement in Finland by photographer Jari Heikkinen, who has been taking beautiful photos of nature for 40 years. This won the Fritz Poelking Award

Two brown bears were broken with a big disagreement in Finland by photographer Jari Heikkinen, who has been taking beautiful photos of nature for 40 years. This won the Fritz Poelking Award

A stunning image of the rock-clad Campiecho beach in Asturias, Spain, at low tide. By Fabio Galvez this photo was placed at the top in the category Beautiful wilderness
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A stunning image of the rock-clad Campiecho beach in Asturias, Spain, at low tide. By Fabio Galvez this photo was placed at the top in the category Beautiful wilderness

A stunning image of the rock-clad Campiecho beach in Asturias, Spain, at low tide. By Fabio Galvez this photo was placed at the top in the category Beautiful wilderness

A meteor depicted on the black sand of a volcanic beach in the Canary Islands came top in the Nature as Art section

A meteor depicted on the black sand of a volcanic beach in the Canary Islands came top in the Nature as Art section

A Amber tree depicted repelling its colorful leaves during the winter snow in Düsseldorf, Germany, won the grand prize for category The Beauty of Plants

A Amber tree depicted repelling its colorful leaves during the winter snow in Düsseldorf, Germany, won the grand prize for category The Beauty of Plants

A meteor depicted on the black sand of a volcanic beach in the Canary Islands (left) and an amber tree that sheds its red leaves during the winter in Düsseldorf, Germany (right)

A small bird, possibly a blue tit, depicted on a mushroom in a German autumn forest. By Heinz Buls, this image won the first prize for the Artists on Wings category
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A small bird, possibly a blue tit, depicted on a mushroom in a German autumn forest. By Heinz Buls, this image won the first prize for the Artists on Wings category

A small bird, possibly a blue tit, depicted on a mushroom in a German autumn forest. By Heinz Buls, this image won the first prize for the Artists on Wings category

A large brown bear looks up at a great tit while strolling through the wild forests of Slovenia. This was taken by Michaela Walch

A large brown bear looks up at a great tit while strolling through the wild forests of Slovenia. This was taken by Michaela Walch

A large brown bear looks up at a great tit while strolling through the wild forests of Slovenia. This was taken by Michaela Walch

Here, sun rays are displayed that hit the landscape in the early morning and bring out the shadows of trees over the misty Hungarian countryside. It was taken by Csaba Daroczi in Bacs-Kiskun, southern Hungary

Here, sun rays are displayed that hit the landscape in the early morning and bring out the shadows of trees over the misty Hungarian countryside. It was taken by Csaba Daroczi in Bacs-Kiskun, southern Hungary

Here, sun rays are displayed that hit the landscape in the early morning and bring out the shadows of trees over the misty Hungarian countryside. It was taken by Csaba Daroczi in Bacs-Kiskun, southern Hungary

This photo of two giraffes on the Kenyan savannah first came in the Black and White section. It was taken by Barbara Dall & # 39; Angelo

This photo of two giraffes on the Kenyan savannah first came in the Black and White section. It was taken by Barbara Dall & # 39; Angelo

This photo of two giraffes on the Kenyan savannah first came in the Black and White section. It was taken by Barbara Dall & # 39; Angelo

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